12:06 am February 4, 2009, by Michael Carvell
All year long, we’ve had to go by what the high school prospects and their respective coaches have had to say about recruiting. Their side of the story, their version of events.
On Wednesday, the college coaches finally have permission to speak and put their spin on everything.
NCAA rules prevent colleges from commenting on prospective student-athletes. That ends on Wednesday, as soon as the prospects sign off on the scholarship papers.
In Columbia, S.C., what will Steve Spurrier have to say about how the situation was handled with Tucker’s Jonathan Davis? Will he even address it? Or just “let it go” and talk about the prospects they did get? Members of the South Carolina media have promised to ask Spurrier about Davis, therefore stay tuned.
At Georgia Tech, Paul Johnson appeared to take a “hard-line” stance toward Georgia Tech commitments visiting other schools. Quarterback Dontae Aycock of Tampa, Fla., was a “secret commitment” to Tech three weeks ago and warned against taking an official visit to Auburn, but did anyways and had his scholarship yanked by Tech, this according to Aycock’s high school coach. Is this the beginning of a new policy by Johnson? Was that a message to all future Tech recruits … “You’ve got our word, we want yours”?
College football recruiting talk with the AJC\'s Michael Carvell.
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